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Old 03-03-2011, 01:06 PM   #61
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I've tried autolite plats for 20k VS autolite coppers for 15K and overall .. coppers give my car more pep.
its all in your head. you are not going to notice 5hp
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its all in your head. you are not going to notice 5hp
I never said 5HP .. I said more PEP.

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Great, how the hell is a normal person suppose to know this?

I popped my hood and every 3rd electrical component says Bosch, So I go to the Autoparts store, look at the book, find a part number for a Bosch plug for my car, And done.

So now your telling me these plugs are garbage? Were does this information come from?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #64
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Bosch plugs are crap from my experince.

3 Years of BMW Technician
10 Years of Independant Shop

Bosch is meant for German cars and the Germans don't even use them anymore. The Germans have mostly switched to NGK.

And spark plug companies all make replacement parts. There are just good ones and bad ones.
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Just got back from autozone about 30 mins ago, picked up the copper Autolite 103s. Engine is cooling for now, I will get them in about an hour from now, then run to the store. So gap them at .55, factory says .50 or .51 what about inbetween .50-.55? I guess the 3-4 points don't really matter much?
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I am sure if you followed the link ("you" being anyone that did. I.E. me.), the AR103 is a non-resistor plug. Isn't that going to create some issues?
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Just got back from autozone about 30 mins ago, picked up the copper Autolite 103s. Engine is cooling for now, I will get them in about an hour from now, then run to the store. So gap them at .55, factory says .50 or .51 what about inbetween .50-.55? I guess the 3-4 points don't really matter much?
Don't be lazy!

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I am sure if you followed the link ("you" being anyone that did. I.E. me.), the AR103 is a non-resistor plug. Isn't that going to create some issues?
No. Its a better plug for boost.
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LOL dont be lazy? U must mean waiting for it to cool LOL, only took like another 20 minutes and it was slightly warm to the touch, got em' switched out in like 20. Piece of cake-

I can say, idle is a little smoother, Starts the same, and I would say a little more pep for sure when getting on it.
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But My car runs fine?


When I switched to the Bosch units, I noticed a smoother idle and acceleration over the sock plugs that only had 70km on them..

I think you should maybe have some research or some hard data before bashing a brand that does not work in in a totally different motor design.

As of now, its sounds like more of a opinion then a fact, thus making this sticky not really a sticky, I personally think sticky s should contain factual information, not peoples personal ideals on certain brands.


If you said your were a automotive engineer for FoMoCo, or for major spark plug company, then yes this would be valid information. The one thing I've learned about "Automotive Technicians" They seem to be basis to brands depending on what sales rep does a better PK meeting.

I'm not trying to bash your ideals., I'm just stating my own.
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Speaking 'bout plugs, Has any tried or use Brisk LGS plugs, that Steeda sells?
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